Discover Our Museums
The University Museums team designs unique tours to engage and spark your curiosity! Visitors of all ages are welcome to join us on a guided tour, led by our museum staff and museum docents. We hope you’ll leave your tour with a sense of excitement and interest to learn more about the art in our collection.
Schedule your guided tour
Tour all the galleries, or just the one that interests you most. As a department at an institution of higher learning, the University Museums’ staff and docents will conduct exhibition and collection tours for the general public and organized educational groups. The University Museums Interpretive Specialist must verbally or in writing approve all after hours and weekend tours.
Tours are offered at all museums' locations between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Learn more about the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building.
Learn more about the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall.
Learn more about the Farm House Museum in central campus.
Learn more about the Anderson Sculpture Garden outside of Morrill Hall.
Learn more about the Art on Campus Collection throughout the ISU campus.
Tours for groups of ten or more at the Brunnier Art Museum, Art on Campus, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Farm House Museum may be arranged by contacting the University Museums Interpretation Specialist at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date. Tour request can also be submitted online via the Tour Request Form on University Museums website. Tours at the University Museums will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Children must be accompanied by adult(s) as outlined by the Iowa State University Office of Risk Management.
All tours are coordinated by the Interpretation Specialist. After receiving a tour request, the Interpretation Specialist will confirm the request with a tour confirmation email and/or a telephone confirmation if the time and date are available. If the time and date are not available, the Interpretation Specialist will contact the individual to make alternative arrangements. The University Museums has the right to decline any tour requests. All tours will be placed on the shared University Museums Outlook calendar.
Educational tours for University classes and groups are free, while non-ISU affiliated groups (including K-12 field trips) will be assessed a fee of $5 per person or $8 per person for after-hours tours. For programs or lectures given by any museum staff at an offsite location within 40 miles will be charged a $150 fee regardless of audience size. Requests for programs at locations farther than 40 miles will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and an appropriate fee will determined based on travel cost. In-person tours are typically no longer than two hours, but can be extended on request for a fee of $50.
For questions about museums' tours, please contact Brooke Rogers, Interpretive Specialist at email@example.com.